Quick Skinny ​Cauliflower Macaroni & Cheese Recipe Has Amazing Flavors by Sarah Amona

Side Dishes Vegetables
a year ago

Quick Skinny ​Cauliflower Macaroni & Cheese Recipe Has Amazing Flavors

Cauliflower macaroni and cheese is amazingly delicious. This easy skinny cauliflower mac and cheese recipe has minimal ingredients and cooks up in no time. It's the perfect healthier side dish for dinner! 

The simple baked cauliflower mac and cheese casserole is made with steamed cauliflower, low-fat cheddar cheese, low-fat Colby cheese, half and half, reduced-fat cream cheese, garlic powder, onion powder and ground mustard. The mixture is baked for about 20 minutes to cheesy, golden perfection. 

You could use vegan cheese and nut milk for a non-dairy vegan version. You could also add some shredded or chopped chicken to the casserole for a complete, all-in-one family-approved meal. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 3 cups cauliflower, steamed and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) low-fat shredded cheddar
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) low-fat shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons half and half
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In saucepan over medium-low heat, warm half and half, cream cheese, garlic powder, onion powder and mustard. Whisk until creamy (do not let boil).
  2. Mix cheeses together in bowl. Pour 1 1/2 cups of cheese mixture into saucepan. Stir until cheese is completely melted. Add cauliflower and gently fold until cauliflower is covered.
  3. Spoon mixture into baking dish and top with remaining shredded cheese. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes until cheese is lightly browned.

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Saucepans $10 & Up
Garlic Powder $3 & Up
Onion Powder $3 & Up
Mustard Powder $3 & Up

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Donna John
This looks so good! I'm going to make it soon!!
Elisa Schmitz
Bigtime yum, Sarah Amona ! Leave it to you to make a more nutritious mac and cheese, thank you!
Julio Caro
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